375 Branch Avenue Providence RI United States 02904
To a child, a stay at the hospital can seem pretty scary, lonely and downright sad. Strange sights, sounds and faces; poking, prodding and machines. It can all add up to a pretty rough time. The nurses at RI Hospital United Nurses & Allied Professionals know firsthand that it's the little things that can make a child feel special, comfortable and brave. They created the UNAP Children's Hospital Fund to give the children they care for a few of the little "extras" - personal touches and fun things to do that will make their stay a little easier.
Have you noticed the red wagons, taxis or animal wagons transporting children through the hallways? The Fund purchased these as a fun alternative to wheelchairs. We've purchased other big ticket items such as an exercise bicycle for the Physical Therapy Deparment and a special music system just for the children in the MRI Department. Also important to the children are grooming products, educational games, digital gaming, movies and music.
And thanks to the fund, nurses can reward children for their bravery during procedures with stickers, toys and other prizes. Through the years, the fund has entertained the pediatric patients with storytellers, magicians and parties.
We rely on your donations to continue to provide miles of smiles on the road to healing.